Alleged rebel sued for raping mother of three

THE CITY Prosecution Office recommended the filing of formal charge against a reported member of the New People’s Army (NPA) for allegedly sexually abusing a woman in front of her three children.

Suspect Brayan L. Engay, 26, resident of Purok 3, Barangay Balengaeng in Tugbok, District, is charged for violation of Republic Act 8353 (Anti-Rape Law).

Prosecutor Inere Joy Tala-Montero, in her resolution dated April 27, said that probable cause exists to indict Engay for rape.

The resolution stated, “With the positive identification of the private complainant for the respondents as the one responsible for the sexual assault against her and the medical certificate, dated April 19, 2016, which state that a wound at the left thumb was sustained by the respondent consistent with the statement of the complainant shows a great probability that probable cause exist that the rape was committed and that respondent is probably guilty thereof.”

The Office of the Clerk of Courts of the RTC-XI is now preparing the raffling of his case.

The Tugbok police arrested Engay after a manhunt operation was launched against him at Purok 9, Barangay Ula in Tugbok District on April 17.

Based on the complaint, the respondent entered the victim’s house at 8:30 p.m. the complainant tried to fight back but she sustained an injury on her head after Engay hit her head with a piece of wood.

He then dragged her to the back of the house where he abused her. Engay was initially charged with rape and frustrated homicide.

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